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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands



Earthquake location 18.9958S, -65.0866WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16324002. Id of event: pr16324002. Global time and date of event 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 04:32:15 / November 19, 2016 @ 4:32 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 00:32:15 / 12:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -65.0866° West, 18.9958° North.

Country/countries that might be effected, U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 74 km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.0866° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9958° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-19 04:32:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-19 08:15:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6521769 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 288 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr16324002 Id of event.
Event Code 16324002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16324002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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